Patents Examined by Jimmy H Tran
  • Patent number: 10097622
    Abstract: A method and system for communication using published events. Specifically, the disclosed method and system entail implementing a publication-subscription paradigm to enable communication event exchange in a device-independent manner. The publication-subscription paradigm may also enable communication event exchange in real-time, thereby avoiding web traffic intensive polling that often leads to server-overloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Sachin Gopaldas Totale, Naveen K. Vidyananda, Jobin John
  • Patent number: 10083055
    Abstract: Specialized, service optimized virtual machines are assigned to handle specific types of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. An IoT context mapping policy engine within the context of a virtualized network function manages IoT context mapping policy functions in load balancers. The IoT context mapping policy functions select service optimized virtual machines based on IoT device IDs, and assign those virtual machines to handle the devices. The IoT context mapping policy functions provide load data to the IoT context mapping policy engine. Based on the load data, the IoT context mapping policy engine maintains appropriate scaling by creating or tearing down instances of the virtual machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gaurav Gupta, Vivek Mhatre
  • Patent number: 10079681
    Abstract: Techniques for securely instantiating applications associated with computing resource service provider services on hardware that is controlled by third parties and/or customers of the computing resource service provider are described herein. A request to instantiate an application is received and fulfilled by selecting a computer system from computer systems that are controlled by a third party and/or a customer of the computing resource service provider. The computer system is selected based at least in part on the hardware capabilities of the computer system associated with instantiating a secure execution environment. The application is then instantiated within a secure execution environment operating on the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Branchek Roth, Aaron Douglas Dokey, Eric Jason Brandwine, Nathan Bartholomew Thomas
  • Patent number: 10069646
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for a controller for mapping and sharing up to date configuration information for a logical network comprising managed forwarding elements having multiple tunnel endpoints. The method identifies a data compute node for operation on a host machine that includes a managed forwarding element (MFE) having multiple tunnel endpoints. The data compute node belongs to a particular logical network. The method identifies multiple other data compute nodes belonging to the particular logical network. The method distributes to the MFE (i) a mapping of each data compute node of the other data compute nodes to an identifier for a group of tunnel endpoints associated with the data compute node and (ii) a mapping of each of the identifiers to a list of tunnel endpoints. The MFE uses the mappings to encapsulate packets sent from the data compute node for transmission to other MFEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Jianjun Shen, Alexander Tessmer, Mukesh Hira, Pankaj Thakkar, Hua Wang
  • Patent number: 10069887
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and an apparatus for sending live streams to regular HTTP clients. An incoming live media stream is segmented into segment files. A segment list is used to maintain the logical representation of the segment segment files so that they look like one continuous file. Each segment file is sent to the client through regular HTTP protocol once it is available. Old segment files can be deleted to save storage space and reduce management overhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING DTV
    Inventor: James Michael Hodapp
  • Patent number: 10050834
    Abstract: A facility for distributing a template recording a past state of a virtual computing environment is described. The facility accesses a list of physical data centers at which the template is to be available for immediate use to instantiate a new virtual computing environments. The facility causes the template to be stored at each physical data center on the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Skytap
    Inventors: Bradley M. Schick, Sumit Mehrotra, Ross Andrus, Matthew Hanlon, Yelena Branch
  • Patent number: 10042572
    Abstract: There is disclosed techniques for use in providing an optimal configuration for a data storage system. In one example, a method comprises the following steps. A request is received from a user to assist in the configuration of the data storage system. The request is received remote from the data storage system and includes values of application workload parameters. Optimal configuration parameters are determined for the data storage system in response to receiving the request. The optimal configuration parameters are determined based on the application workload parameters and one of a model and application best practices. Additionally, the optimal configuration parameters are provided to a target system such that the target system is able to establish the optimal configuration for the data storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holdings Company LLC
    Inventors: Vitaly Kozlovsky, Yuri Zagrebin, Ivan Gumenyuk, David M. Zeryck
  • Patent number: 10038759
    Abstract: In accordance with an aspect, there is provided a method for supporting provision of service so that a client terminal is provided with desired service by adaptively modifying a network topology depending on service properties, including (a) when service type information indicating a type of desired service is acquired from the client terminal, and status information indicating status of one or more service provision servers is acquired, acquiring, by a management server, network configuration information as information corresponding to the service type information and the status information with reference to a DB, wherein the network configuration information is required by the client terminal to be provided with the service from a specific service provision server; and (b) transmitting, by the management server, acquired network configuration information to the client terminal, thus supporting network configuration such that the client terminal configures a network based on the network configuration informa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: CENTER OF HUMAN-CENTERED INTERACTION FOR COEXISTENCE
    Inventors: Joong Jae Lee, Eun Mi Lee, Sang Hun Nam, Bum Jae You
  • Patent number: 10031785
    Abstract: For predictive computing resource allocation in a distributed environment, a model module generating a model of computing resource usage in a distributed computer system having a plurality of geographically distributed nodes organized into a plurality of clusters, a demand module predicting future demand for computing resources, a cost module calculating an operation cost for each computing resource, an available resource module identifying a set of available computing resources in the computer system, a resource set module that determines a minimum cost set of computer resources capable of meeting the predicted demand based on the set of available computing resources and on operating costs, and an activation module that determines whether to activate or deactivate each of the plurality of nodes based on the set of computer resources capable of meeting the predicted demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Emmanuel B. Gonzalez, Shaun E. Harrington, Harry McGregor, Christopher B. Moore
  • Patent number: 10034037
    Abstract: Methods and systems for inter-destination synchronization in first and second receivers for content parts associated with a play-out timeline are disclosed. First timing information comprising first content part identifiers and associated first clock times may be determined, where the first receiver may receive a first content part identifier comprising first fingerprints for identifying a first content part in a first media stream. Second timing information comprising second content part identifiers and associated second clock times may be determined, where the second receiver may receive a second content part identifier identifying a second content part in a second media stream based on the first and second timing information. A timing difference in processing a content part in the first and second media streams may be calculated. Based on the timing difference, synchronization information for inter destination synchronization between said first and second streams may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Hans Maarten Stokking, Ray van Brandenburg, Mattijs Oskar van Deventer
  • Patent number: 10027586
    Abstract: The present invention, generally, is directed towards an Internet protocol (IP) address family translation system and method. Such application is directed towards providing the ability to send and receive communications sessions between communication nodes, network edge devices, and the like, using more than one Internet protocol. This application is especially advantageous where communication sessions need to be transferred from one location to a second using the public Internet, i.e., Internet access provided by third-party Internet service providers (ISPs). The present invention, also, provides a translation system and method which may allow a communication node or a network edge device to recognize and interpret communication sessions received over a third-party Internet connection from a device hidden by a third party ISP-provided NAT implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Star2Star Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Kristian Kielhofner, Norman A. Worthington, III
  • Patent number: 10021147
    Abstract: A communication control device and method that determine whether non-standard communication with a plurality of communications devices via a network is possible. The communication control device and method receive a communication request from a communication device, select as a communication partner another communication device that is specified by the communication device requesting communication, and prepares to implement one of a plurality of types of non-standard communication if such communication is possible with the communication device. If the non-standard communication is possible, the communication control device and method establish a communication session between the specified communication partner and the communication device. However, when the non-standard communication is not possible, the device and method cease communication with the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masahiro Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10015205
    Abstract: Techniques for reconstructing application-layer traffic flowing between client devices and a cloud computing platform are provided. In an embodiment, the method allows for non-intrusive reconstructing application-layer traffic including requests and responses even in cases including packet drops, re-transmitted packets, and jittered packets. The method includes saving received packets into a zero-copy queue and analyzing the packets saved in the zero-copy memory to identify their respective sessions. Then, each identified session is reconstructed into a session window having a configurable size. In an embodiment, each reconstructed session includes application-layer requests and responses; The method further includes for, each identified session, matching each application-layer request to a corresponding application-layer response based on a matching identifier and time-interval threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT ISRAEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (2002) LTD.
    Inventors: Aviram Cohen, Ami Luttwak, Roy Reznik, Gregory Vishnepolsky
  • Patent number: 10015122
    Abstract: In one embodiment, method is provided, comprising: creating at least a portion of an instant messaging application that is configured to cooperate with a relay that is configured to communicate with a web service, the instant messaging application configured to cause a device to: display an instant messaging interface; receive, from the relay and utilizing a communications agent, a first message; display, via the instant messaging interface, at least a portion of the first message; send, to the relay, a second message including text and an automatically determined contactee identifier, for causing the relay to: send, from the relay to the web service, a third message including the text, for causing the web service to: send, to the relay, a fourth message with at least one image that is identified based on the text, for causing the relay to: send, to the device, a fifth message including the at least one image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Sitting Man, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 10013700
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus include computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium for dynamic contact information assignment. A method includes: identifying a pool of telephone numbers; assigning the telephone numbers to a pool manager; allocating by the pool manager, subsets of the telephone numbers to a plurality of allocators, each allocator responsible for allocating telephone numbers to an associated group of content sponsors; determining a first allocation of a first subset, the first allocation being distributed among the content sponsors associated with a first allocator, creating first pools each associated with a respective one of the content sponsors associated with the first allocator; reclaiming one or more telephone numbers from a pool of the first pools; and assigning ones of the reclaimed telephone numbers by the first allocator into either other pools of the first pools or back to the pool manager for allocation to other allocators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Anurag Agrawal, Girish Baliga, Anshul Kothari, Seung Yi, Tao Huang
  • Patent number: 10002004
    Abstract: In a stream computing application shutdown, a shutdown message is received by a source operator of the stream computing application. In response, the source operator stops acquiring data from external sources, sends any cached data to an output queue of the source operator, sends the shutdown message to the output queue of the source operator, and sends the cached data and shutdown message to an input queue of another operator in the stream computing application. The source operator then terminates. In response to receiving the shutdown message, the other operator completes the processing of data in its input queue and sends any outputs from the processing of the data in its input queue to one or more output destinations. The other operator then terminates. In this manner, a stream computing application may be shut down while ensuring that any already inputted data is processed to completion, thus avoiding data loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin F. Foster
  • Patent number: 9992081
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes: obtaining network flow information from devices in a network, where the network flow information from a respective device of the plurality of devices corresponds to one or more data flows that traverse the respective device; and producing network flow sub-files according to specified network flow characteristics that characterize a first key space using the network flow information, where the specified network flow characteristics satisfy one or more performance criteria. The method also includes: generating inter-autonomous system (inter-AS) traffic sub-files by converting the network flow sub-files to a second key space, where each of the inter-AS traffic sub-files includes one or more inter-AS flows that characterize data traffic between at least two external AS's that traverses the network; and generating an inter-AS traffic file based on the plurality of inter-AS-traffic sub-files in order to monitor traffic traversing network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Claudio Alberto Ortega, Paolo Lucente, Katankotan Sreejith, Honsogae Sathyanarayana Sri Harsha
  • Patent number: 9992279
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for managed object replication and delivery redirects, directly or indirectly, a client's request for an object that is not available at a best or optimal handling edge server of a network to a parent server that has the requested object. So, where the requested object is not available at the handling edge server, the client's request is redirected directly to the parent server that can provide the requested object to the client or indirectly via one or more parent servers to a parent server that can provide the requested object to the client. The method, system and computer program product further intelligently replicates the object to the edge server if the object is popular enough. Likewise, an object is removed from an edge server when it is no longer popular. All redirection and replication operations are preferably transparent to the end-user and do not degrade the quality of service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Seed, Kevin Hobbs, Shane M. Glynn, Isaac W. Foraker, Peter J. Jones, Homer H. Chen, William Patrick Greer
  • Patent number: 9992150
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, a computer server may receive information regarding an event proposal from an event organizer, where the information includes an identification of multiple invitees, and where the information is missing one or more significant details of the event proposal. The computer server may send the information regarding the event proposal to one or more client devices, where each of the client devices is associated with one of the invitees. The computer server may receive feedback regarding the event proposal from at least one of the invitees, and based on the received feedback, the computer server may determine at least one of the missing significant details of the event proposal. The computer server may send information regarding final details of an event based on the event proposal to one or more of the client devices associated with the invitees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Brij Koolwal, Daniel Warner Smith, Eduardo de Mello Maia, Curtis Wayne Spencer, Ken Deeter, Kieran Lafferty, Jason Reid Ederle
  • Patent number: 9986009
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an adaptive Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) streaming service using metadata of media content are provided. The media content may include a sequence of one or more periods. The metadata may include a start time attribute and/or a duration attribute of each of the periods. The metadata may determine a start time of each of the periods, and a start time of each of segments included in each of the periods. A terminal may access segments included in each of the periods, may decode and render data of media content included in the segments, and may play back the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION KOREA AEROSPACE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Truong Cong Thang, Jin Young Lee, Seong Jun Bae, Jung Won Kang, Soon Heung Jung, Sang Taick Park, Won Ryu, Jae Gon Kim